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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: the-krebs-cycle ~
b: a-merry-go-round

Writer: Gordon Bonnet --Date: November 11, 2019

a: alternating-current ~
b: regular-tide

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019

a: diversity ~
b: orchestra

Writer: C. Schwabenland --Date: November 11, 2019


a: unrequited-love ~
b: sliding-down-glass

Writer: American Players Theatre --Date: November 11, 2019

a: peristalsis ~
b: squeezing-a-tube-of-toothpaste

Writer: Paul A. Krieger --Date: November 11, 2019

a: neural-communication ~
b: a-toilet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019


a: temporal-lobe ~
b: coaches-headsets

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019

a: neuron-communication ~
b: electrical-power-transmission

Writer: Mary Jane Peterson --Date: November 11, 2019

a: imaginary-numbers ~
b: 90-degree-rotation

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019


a: capital-punishment ~
b: suicide

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019

a: chloroplast ~
b: a-haunted-house-absorbing-screams

Writer: BlizzyBee --Date: November 11, 2019

a: endocrine-system ~
b: looking-at-a-map-through-a-pin-hole

Writer: Dr. James Watson D.O --Date: November 11, 2019


a: liver ~
b: an-army-s-general

Writer: Karl Maret, M.D. --Date: November 11, 2019

a: endocrine-system ~
b: a-team

Writer: Sarah Mo --Date: November 11, 2019

a: vectors ~
b: taxicabs

Writer: Sheryl Gay Stolberg --Date: November 11, 2019


a: spinal-cord ~
b: brain-s-tail

Writer: Dr. Steve Gardner --Date: November 11, 2019

a: facilitated-diffusion ~
b: taking-an-escalator

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019

a: carbon-cycle ~
b: giant-game-of-tetris

Writer: Joss Fong --Date: November 11, 2019


a: glycolysis ~
b: investing-money-to-make-more-money

Writer: Robin Francis Tillman --Date: November 11, 2019

a: antioxidants ~
b: strict-parents-of-the-sixties

Writer: Dr. Karen Latimer --Date: November 11, 2019

a: business-cycle ~
b: domino-effect-

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 11, 2019


a: masculinity ~
b: new-york-in-cinema

Writer: Deniz Gamze Erguven --Date: November 11, 2019

a: cancer ~
b: cable-television

Writer: George Sledge --Date: November 11, 2019

a: organ-system ~
b: a-team-of-organs

Writer: Vishnuram Leonardodavinci --Date: November 11, 2019


a: cancer ~
b: war

Writer: Richard T. Penson, M.R.C.P., M.D. --Date: November 11, 2019

a: cancer ~
b: a-battle-with-self

Writer: Not stated --Date: November 11, 2019

a: cancer ~
b: being-attacked-by-a-multi-headed-monster

Writer: Brett Israel --Date: November 11, 2019


a: myosin ~
b: a-hot-dog-surrounded-by-a-thin-holey-skin

Writer: Sundrud, R. Bruce --Date: November 11, 2019

a: enzyme ~
b: match-maker

Writer: Steve Hammack --Date: November 10, 2019

a: college ~
b: sunscreen

Writer: Derek Thompson --Date: November 10, 2019


a: trust ~
b: a-forest

Writer: David Horsager --Date: November 10, 2019

a: electron-shells ~
b: bumpers

Writer: Isaac Asimov --Date: November 10, 2019

a: my-hair ~
b: waterfalll

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019


a: my-hair ~
b: hot-coffee-in-the-oven

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019

a: neurotransmitter ~
b: writing-a-letter

Writer: Ellen Kuwana --Date: November 10, 2019

a: viral-replication ~
b: seeing-a-city-get-overpopulated

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019


a: homework ~
b: an-alien-invader

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019

a: obesity ~
b: huge-wave

Writer: Stephen J. Dubner --Date: November 10, 2019

a: family ~
b: warm-house

Writer: A. J. Heschel --Date: November 10, 2019


a: beef ~
b: vagina

Writer: Dieselmh --Date: November 10, 2019

a: prayer ~
b: jesus-coming-to-dinner

Writer: Joseph Prever --Date: November 10, 2019

a: covalent-bond ~
b: spring

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019


a: ionic-bonding ~
b: punk-rock-music

Writer: Chris Petrie --Date: November 10, 2019

a: diabetes ~
b: a-marriage

Writer: Donna Gibson --Date: November 10, 2019

a: activation-energy ~
b: a-hill-a-barrier-a-wall-an-inpediment

Writer: Peter Charles Taylor --Date: November 10, 2019


a: the-ambient-sound-of-eraserhead ~
b: a-psychic-body-within-a-body

Writer: SCOTT WILSON --Date: November 10, 2019

a: skirt ~
b: push-up-bra-for-your-booty

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019

a: a-cell ~
b: a-prison

Writer: Mr. Overlin --Date: November 10, 2019


a: a-black-hole ~
b: smouldering-embers-in-a-dying-fire

Writer: Anonymous Economist --Date: November 10, 2019

a: protein-synthesis ~
b: factory-or-ipod

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 10, 2019

a: the-krebs-cycle ~
b: a-merry-go-round

Writer: Gordon Bonnet --Date: November 10, 2019


a: leaves ~
b: solar-panels

Writer: Nebula Haze --Date: November 9, 2019

a: earth-s-mantle ~
b: inside-of-a-peach

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: relational-database ~
b: a-large-spreadsheet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019


a: sacrifice ~
b: strong-medicine

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: a-black-hole ~
b: smouldering-embers-in-a-dying-fire

Writer: Anonymous Economist --Date: November 9, 2019

a: my-hair ~
b: a-mood-ring

Writer: Emma Lord --Date: November 9, 2019


a: american-revolution ~
b: fight-with-the-parents

Writer: Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D. --Date: November 9, 2019

a: death ~
b: very-deep-sleep

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Erin Cram, Grad student, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of CA, Berkeley --Date: November 9, 2019


a: capital-punishment ~
b: suicide

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: an-infection ~
b: a-fire

Writer: Dr Davies --Date: November 9, 2019

a: near-death-experience ~
b: having-visited-the-sun

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019


a: near-death-experience ~
b: reprogramming-a-computer

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: death-star ~
b: nimitz-class-aircraft-carrier

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: alcoholism ~
b: pulling-a-snagged-thread

Writer: KATIE GRIMES --Date: November 9, 2019


a: flower-petal ~
b: drop-of-color

Writer: S Luke --Date: November 9, 2019

a: flower-petal ~
b: a-goddess-of-peace

Writer: Not Stated --Date: November 9, 2019

a: alcoholism ~
b: the-tip-of-an-iceberg

Writer: N Gale --Date: November 9, 2019


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